[HanCinema's Film Review] End of Animal 2013/03/30, Jo Sung-hee received much praise for his 2010 directorial debut "End of Animal" which made its international debut at the 29th Vancouver International Film Festival. Critics and viewers alike lauded this gritty post-apocalyptic fantasy horror both locally and abroad - marking the young filmmaker's successful entry into the competitive Korean film market. His second feature, the fantasy romance film "Werewolf Boy" (2012), was a box office hit, clawing in almost seven million admissions at the end of last year.
"End of Animal" has been on my list of films to watch since its eerie poster cross my path. Perhaps it was my own personal taste in the darker side of the screen, as I enjoy the more cynical and shadowy dimension of cinema. It is for this reason that I can say that Jo Sung-hee's "End of Animal" pleased me greatly,...More
Korean Shorts 2012/05/15, Source,
(Photo Courtesy: Director Kim Han-kyul)
The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) boasted a host of cinematic treats including the grand opener Arrow (Kim Han-min, 2011) the acclaimed Sunny (Kang Hyeong-cheol, 2011) and a retrospective collection of Ryoo Seung-wan's movies, not to mention the bonus of a performance from much-adored K-pop legends Shinee. While these big events drew in the masses and were obvious crowd pleasers, there was a lot more to the festival than blockbusters and heartthrobs,...More
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